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MP Wescot Williams thinks the Rainforest Adventure deal is a done deal, plans to quiz Government on Tuesday during budget debate.

MP Wescot Williams thinks the Rainforest Adventure deal is a done deal, plans to quiz Government on Tuesday during budget debate.

PHILIPSBURG:--- Member of Parliament Sarah Wescot Williams told reporters on Monday afternoon at a press conference that she is of the opinion that the deal with Rainforest Adventure to develop the Emilio Wilson Park is a done deal. "I believe this government has placed their stamp of approval on the project. This is my opinion because there is a lot not said when questions are being posed to Prime Minister Marcel Gumbs regarding this project, however, the people...

Integrity remains priority for Gumbs cabinet.

Integrity remains priority for Gumbs cabinet.

Plans of Approach for Integrity reports, Approval of Integrity Chamber Ordinance, nomination of "Kwartiermaker"

PHILIPSBURG:--- Government on Monday, January 26th submitted to Parliament the plan of approach to implement the recommendations of the three integrity reports as instructed by Parliament in a motion that was unanimously passed by Parliament on October 22, 2014. The plan addresses the General Audit Chamber Report, the Wit-Samson "Doing Things Right" and ...

Representatives from Civil Aviation and Maritime Affairs briefs COM on Current State of Affairs.

Representatives from Civil Aviation and Maritime Affairs briefs COM on Current State of Affairs.

GREAT BAY (DCOMM):--- Representatives from the Ministry of Tourism, Economic Affairs, Transport and Telecommunications (Ministry TEATT) namely, Louis Halley, Head of Civil Aviation, Claudius Carty, Acting Section Head of Shipping and Inspection, and Secretary General Miguel de Weever, met with the Council of Ministers (COM) recently to brief the council with respect to the current state of affairs of both departments.

The presentation provided an update on the Cat...

Volunteers, NGOs, Businesses get excited for SXM DOET in March.

Volunteers, NGOs, Businesses get excited for SXM DOET in March.

CAY HILL:--- On Friday January 23, 2015 Be The Change Foundation and SXM DOET Team held a kick-off party and information session for local organizations, potential
volunteers, and businesses on St. Maarten at Belair Community Center. The kick-off  party was held to fu...

Academy holds Public Information Session for CAPE.

CUL DE SAC:--- St. Maarten Academy will on Thursday, January 29, 2015, hold a public information session for parents and students of pre-examination classes. The meeting, which will commence at 6:00pm at the school's academic campus in Cul de Sac, is aimed at discuss...

Walichi Basketball Association and Motorworld & Jeep Presents Ladies Basketball Championship Week 11 Round Up.

Walichi Basketball Association and Motorworld & Jeep Presents Ladies Basketball Championship Week 11 Round Up.

SUCKER GARDEN:--- The Walichi Basketball Association (WBA) & Motorworld and Jeep Presents Ladies Basketball Championship games continued last weekend and started off with a Saturday game between MGM Lightning and Learning Unlimited. MGM lead 23-13 at the half.
MGM...

Caribbean Energy Security Summit Joint Statement.

WILLEMSTAD, Curacao:--- The Governments of Antigua and Barbuda, Aruba, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Canada, Colombia, Curacao, Dominica, Dominican Republic, France, Germany, Grenada, Guyana, Haiti, Jamaica, Mexico, New Zealand, Spain, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Lucia, St...

Nature Foundation Representatives Complete Specialized Dive Instructor Training to Teach Youth.

Nature Foundation Representatives Complete Specialized Dive Instructor Training to Teach Youth.

PHILIPSBURG:--- Nature Foundation representatives Lucas Berman and Tadzio Bervoets recently became certified CMAS Dive Instructors, qualifying them to especially conduct dive training for youngsters as part of the Nature Foundation Snorkel Club and Junior Ranger Yout...

It’s time to pay back, in politics there is nothing call a free lunch.

It’s time to pay back, in politics there is nothing call a free lunch.

Two faced or screw faced politicians. Do what you want now and the people will forget after seven days. Now we know why so many people say that all the politicians are alike. Horse trading started after the election in 2010 but has continued even more after 2014 elec...

Council for Law Enforcement presents 5 reports and annual report to St. Maarten Minister of Justice.

Council for Law Enforcement presents 5 reports and annual report to St. Maarten Minister of Justice.

PHILIPSBURG:--- Mr. Franklyn Richards, Chairman of the Council for Law Enforcement, recently presented 5 reports regarding various aspects pertaining to law enforcement on St. Maarten to St. Maarten's Minister of Justice, Mr. Dennis Richardson.
The presentation of the...

SHTA - Remains Opposed to Counterpart Program.

PHILIPSBURG:--- The St. Maarten Hospitality & Trade Association (SHTA), the largest private business representative on the island, SHTA has taken notice of the remarks made, with respect to the implementation of the Counterpart Policy (CPP), by the honorable Memb...

Plenary Session of Parliament scheduled for Tuesday on Draft 2015 National Budget.

PHILIPSBURG:--- The Plenary session of Parliament regarding the draft 2015 budget will take place in a public session on January 27.
The Central Committee phase has been completed and the next and final phase is the plenary session which is set for Tuesday at 9:00am i...

 

2015 Draft Budget is not the budget for current Coalition Government --- "This is a matter of procedures to avoid instruction."

PHILIPSBURG:--- Member of Parliament Franklin Meyers and the leader of the United Peoples Party (UPP) Theodore Heyliger made clear in their presentation to Parliament on Thursday that the draft 2015 budget is not a budget that would refl...

Le Mouvement Citoyen Saint Martin vous fait parvenir son message de nouvel an pour fin de publication dans vos supports respectifs, avec tous nos remerciements d'avance.

Chers amis, compatriotes saint martinois,

Nous voici à l'aube d'une nouvelle année et comme beaucoup d'entre vous nous souhaitons qu'elle soit meilleure que celles écoulées sur tous les plans. Se souhaiter ou vous souhaiter la bonne année est une trad...

ÉLUCIDATION D'UNE AFFAIRE DE VOL AVEC EFFRACTION ET DE MULTIPLES DÉGRADATIONS COMMIS À L'ÉCOLE MATERNELLE DE GRAND CASE.

Dans la nuit du 04 au 05 septembre 2013, un vol avec effraction et nombreuses dégradations étaient commis au sein de l'école maternelle publique de Grand Case. Les auteurs, après avoir escaladé le portail de l'établissement scolaire, avaient fracturé...

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Response De Weever re Counterpart Policy. (UPDATED)

I read MP de Weever's press release re The Counter Part Policy in the papers and on-line news media of January 22, 2015 and while I am the furthest thing from being a literary scholar, I believe there was a line from Macbeth by Shakespea...

The Emilio Wilson Estate Sint Maarten’s Heritage in peril.

Dear Editor,

A number of people have called me over the past two days to express their frustrations regarding the most recent turn of events in what some are now calling the Emilio Wilson Estate Saga.
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